Support Services

Nurture Bereavement Support

Bereavement support for children and young people.

As the tragedy of Covid-19 unfolds the death toll continues to rise, it won’t be long before everyone will know of someone who has died. Children and young people can be badly affected by loss and adults often don’t have the skills or courage to talk openly about it with them.

Nurtureuk has produced a specially edited version of their Bereavement Box that helps anyone supporting bereaved children and young people understand what they may be experiencing with helpful suggestions on approaches and exercises to help children cope better with their grief.

The Bereavement Guide is available to download free of charge

020 3962 0886

Open Sight

Non Government funded charity, committed to helping the impaired/blind adults and children to lead independent, fulfilling lives.

Advisors for equipment, smart technology and benefits. Will travel to clients homes to assist them and our family support co-ordinator assists families and their sight impaired children.
We offer help and support at monthly hubs around Hampshire and run many social clubs to help with our clients integration and well-being.

25 Church Road
United Kingdom
SO50 6BL
02380 641244

Pamodzi Creatives

Pamodzi creates inspirational spaces that facilitate creativity & challenges social inequalities. Pamodzi hosts the Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards and delivers schools and community projects.

PAPYRUS - Prevention of Young Suicide

Internet and/or Telephone Based

PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.

0800 068 4141 Helpline

Portsmouth and District MS Society

The Portsmouth and District Multiple Sclerosis Society provides a much loved and valued service for the community. 

We now run a chair yoga group on a Wednesday morning from 11am to 12 noon at Fratton Community Centre. With several of us staying on for coffee or lunch after the session at the Community Centre's very reasonable cafe.

We run another seated yoga exercise group from 10.30 - 12noon on Mondays in the Community Room at Tesco Extra, Fratton Way, Portsmouth apart from the last Monday in the month which is a coffee morning from 10am - 12 noon. All welcome - family, friends, carers.

Trafalgar Place
Off Clive Road
United Kingdom

Portsmouth Black History Committee

A networking forum encouraging members to celebrate their heritage with pride and inspiring them to grow in selfconfidence.

Portsmouth Breast Cancer Friends

In 2001, the Breast Cancer medical team at the Queen Alexandra Hospital invited a group of women to form a support group. At the time this group of women were being treated for breast cancer and undergoing the regime of treatments required for beating the disease and Portsmouth Breast Cancer Friends support group was formed. We are a friendly group of people that have had Breast Cancer. We are there for each other.

Southwick Hill Road
United Kingdom

Portsmouth City Council Adult Social Care

Adult Social Care in Portsmouth helps support elderly and vulnerable residents. The services below are available to adults (18+) living in postcodes between PO1 and PO6.

Guildhall Square
United Kingdom
02392 680810

Portsmouth City Council Occupational Therapy Service

The Portsmouth City Council Occupational Therapy Service is provided by Portsmouth City Council Adult Social Care.

Civic Offices
Guildhall Square
United Kingdom
02392 680810

Portsmouth City of Sanctuary

Portsmouth is a city proud to offer safety and sanctuary to anyone fleeing violence and persecution or who is isolated and seeking safety. With dignity and compassion, we welcome all people seeking sanctuary, and we are committed to building work streams of action to offer support accordingly.

Portsmouth groups and citizens have come together to form a City of Sanctuary, sharing a vision to confidently demonstrate inclusiveness, openness and participation. The group formally launched in June 2019 at Portsmouth Guildhall, and is now a registered charity needing your support, including volunteering! PCoS is part of the national non-political/religious City of Sanctuary movement, has full Portsmouth City Council endorsement and the support of around 120 local organisations.

The Refugee Sanctuary Hub meets at All Saints Church, 336 Commercial Road, PO1 4BT, every Monday 10.00am - 1.00pm (Excluding Bank Holidays). Orientation paperwork, support for survivors of trafficking, support for women working in the sex industry, OISC immigration advice and baby provisions

United Kingdom
07584 764074